Gorditas de Huevos (Masa Cakes Stuffed With Eggs)
These savory gorditas, stuffed with chile-spiced scrambled eggs, make a great breakfast meal or afternoon snack. This recipe first appeared in our May 2011 issue, with the article Mexico Feeds Me.
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2 cups masa harina (available at mexgrocer.com here)
1 tsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
2 dried New Mexico chiles, stemmed and seeded
2 cloves garlic
6 eggs, lightly beaten
In a medium bowl, stir together masa harina, salt, and 1 1/4 cups water until dough forms; let sit for 5 minutes. Divide into six 2″ balls (about 3 oz. each), then flatten with your hands into 1/4″-thick disks. Set aside.
Heat chiles in a 10″ skillet over high heat and cook, turning, until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes; reduce heat to medium. Transfer chiles to a blender, add garlic and 1/2 cup water, and puree; return to skillet; add eggs and cook, stirring often, until cooked through, about 8 minutes. Set aside.
Heat a 12″ cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add disks, season with salt, and cook, turning once, until golden brown on both sides, about 4 minutes. Immediately transfer to a work surface, cut horizontally halfway through disk, and stuff with scrambled egg mixture. Serve immediately.